Monday, March 5, 2012

Here We Go Again

A little polling news from Daily Kos, about Super Tuesday:

"PPP Super Tuesday polling: Good news for Mitt Romney, as Rick Santorum slips ...The news is good for Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich and bad for Rick Santorum in PPP's final polls of the three biggest Super Tuesday states.

Mitt Romney is consolidating his chances to put Rick Santorum away and gain traction tomorrow, in a series of Super Tuesday polls from Public Policy Polling"

Once again, even the most astute political observers (and the people at Daily Kos are certainly that) fail to grasp what is going on here.  In Ohio, as in virtually every contest so far, Romney simply waits until a week or a week and a half before the primary, and then cuts the legs out from under whoever is ahead of him with an avalanche of negative ads paid for by his rich backers.  He eats into their support just enough to give himself a 2-3% victory- any more than that would be a waste of money.  And thus, step by miserable step he closes in on the Republican nomination, in another victory of wealth over democracy.  The people behind Citizens United must be so proud.

Of course, this is all child's play compared to what Romney and his backers have lined up for Obama.  Will it work?  Stay tuned.

Update:  This remark, from Talking Points Memo:

"The polls out of Ohio are starting to look a lot like Michigan, with a probable come from behind victory for Mitt. "

All the democracy money can buy.

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